Title: Insurgent (Divergent #2)
Author: Veronica Roth
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: May 1, 2012
One choice can transform you--or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves--and herself--while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors, War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable--and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose doing so.New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth's much-anticipated second book of the dystopian Divergent series is another intoxicating thrill ride of a story, rich with hallmark twists, heartbreaks, romance, and powerful insights about human nature.
I have been waiting to read Insurgent be Veronica Roth ever since I read the final page of Divergent last year. Since I loved Divergent, I was a little worried about Insurgent despite eagerly awaiting it. Well it didn't disappoint, and if anything I liked Insurgent even more than Divergent.
Still recovering from the simulation attack masterminded by the Erudite, Tris is trying to figure out a way to prevent another faction from being massacred the way Abnegation was. But with Dauntless split, that may be easier said than done. But there might be more to what the Erudite are up to, especially when it becomes clear they're going after people who are Divergent. And that includes Tris and Four. But Tris won't go down without a fight and won't hesitate to make sacrifices, including sacrificing herself. Except that first, Tris has to figure out who she can trust.
Before I say anything else, let me just apologize if the rest of my review is slightly incoherent. Putting all my feelings for Insurgent into words may be somewhat difficult. So. Saying I loved Insurgent doesn't even begin to describe how I felt while reading the book. With the second book in a series, I'm alway sa little worried that it won't be as good as the first. With Insurgent, I was blown away. Veronica Roth didn't waste any time getting to the action, and right form page one I was dragged into it with the characters. And from then on, the action didn't let up and there was always something happening. And throughout there were plenty of twists that I definitely didn't see coming. And the ending, while it wasn't a cliffhanger in the traditional sense, definitely left basically begging for more.
What I love about the characters in this series is that they all have a tendency to be quite unpredictable and put themselves in tricky situations. Tris is the expert in doing this if only because she is always willing to sacrifice everything to help the people she cares about. That makes it so Four is often forced into similar situations. But at the end of the day Tris and Four are good for each other and their relationship feels completely real because it isn't perfect. They argue and fight but at the end of the day, they go back to each other. In terms of other characters, there were some that took me by surprise a lot more than others, one in particular completely blindsided me. As in, I didn't see it coming AT ALL. But it's hard t say anything else without spoling it, so I'll leave it at that.
If you loved Divergent, you won't be disappointed by Insurgent, you might even find yourself loving it more than the first book. Veronica Roth more than hit the mark with this sequel and once again, she leaves you begging for more. At least, that's how I felt with I finished read Insurgent.